The three biggest fights looming for the National Health Insurance
Who will control the country's healthcare purse and who will be left out? Find out and read why some are likely to be sceptical in the country's quest for more equitable access to high-quality universal healthcare coverage.
Doctor smartphone and other tales from the bedroom
From how to spice up your sex life to the more mundane, “does this look weird to you”, there are some questions you just don’t want to ask your friends and family. Relax. Now, there’s an app for that.
Fiber, flatulence & fortified foods: This is your body on veganism
From Badu to Beyonce: Some of your favourite celebs have toyed with it but is going vegan right for you? Veganism, the plant-based diet which...
Could a National Health Insurance Fund be just months away?
The time for talk is over, said Zweli Mkhize in his first budget speech as health minister. But if you thought that Cabinet's approval of the National Health Insurance Bill was the end of discussions, here's why you’re wrong.
Five things you need to know about the new National Health Insurance Bill
Parliament released the NHI Bill this morning. Here is how healthcare in South Africa is likely to change.
Water in Ghana from pipe to packet: Is there a hidden cost to this...
In a country where pipes can stop short of reaching home, cheap sachets of water sold on the street could be an unlikely solution, but at what cost?
One step closer to protecting yourself from HIV with a vaginal ring
A monthly vaginal ring loaded with antiretroviral medication ould reduce women’s risk of contracting HIV, becoming the first long-acting form of PrEP.
It’s official: Bhekisisa is going solo
Today, we set out on our own after calling the Mail & Guardian home for more than half a decade.
After Echo: ‘Life for young women navigating puberty is gruesome’
We've proven Depo Provera doesn't make it easier to contract HIV. But African women are still left with too few contraceptive choices.
Bosasa, Gavin Watson & the human cost of corruption
Bosasa bribed its way into contracts. Meet the four-year-old who paid the price.
The five best contraceptives backed by science
The right choice of contraceptive is crucial. Science can help you to choose one that's right for you.
One she called the ‘minister of love’. The other? He was the ‘minister of...
Since the country’s rollout, less than a quarter of people who’ve started taking the HIV prevention pill are young women — despite high HIV rates.
Doing the ‘tramadol dance’: What this latest music craze says about Africa’s pill addiction
Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt takes a look at the global sensation — the tramadol dance — that’s topping the charts in Africa’s effort to curb drug abuse.
Getting ready for baby: Why some couples should consider genetic counselling
For some South African parents, genetic counselling could help catch birth defects early enough to treat them affordably — that is, if they can get it.
mhealth’s power & pitfalls: An SMS a day keeps teens alive
This clinic used monthly SMSes to remind HIV-positive teens to collect their pills until one day... Take a look at the power and pitfalls of mhealth.
These ATMs have swopped bills for pills. Here’s why
Meet a South African getting her HIV medication at the press of a button.